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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 16, 2010 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why I Hate Hippies

Frank Zappa was on to the phony hippie thing in 1968 !
"I'm completely stoned
I'm hippy & I'm trippy
I'm a gypsy on my own
I'll stay a week & get the crabs &
Take a bus back home
I'm really just a phony
But forgive me
'Cause I'm stoned "
( from "Who Needs The Peace Corps?", from We're Only In It For The Money .
I always thought long hair was about doing what you wanted, and not a "Hippie" uniform . Zappa makes the comment ( taken form some live show) on Burnt Weenie Sandwich, "Everyone in this room is wearing a uniform, and don't kid yourself ".
I have friends who look like Glen Beck, and I have friends who have dreads down to their ass .
I remember being at a JGB show, in which Hunter opened . Next to us we a couple dressed "to the nines" in hippie/deadhead garb . They talked throughout the ENTIRE Hunter set !
I enjoyed the rant, and there is some truth to some of it , but , generally, I like hippies ... even if they are a little phony .